In Situ Update and Writing Updates

I know this isn’t a lot to go on, but I just saw this on Dagan Books: In Situ has a planned publication date–May 15, 2011. I know that’s the planned date, but I can’t help but be excited. That’s 5 days before my birthday. Having a story included in this anthology, best present or best present, am I right?

I’ve been working a lot on The Exile’s Violin 2. I’m really proud of myself for sticking to my plan. I have a daily word goal (it’s really low compared to some other writers’ goals) and for over the past two weeks, I’ve met or exceeded my goal. Just today I’m on pace to probably break 3,000 words. For me that’s tremendous right now. I can’t wait until I get to some of the later chapters. There’s action in the beginning, but I think what I have planned really turns it up to 11. It’s steampunk, weird, sci-fi all at the same time.

Project: The Exile’s Violin 2 (working title)

Deadline: N/A (maybe 5/1/11)

Word Count: 34,430 (will go up before today’s over)